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U.S. Companies Reporting Positive EPS Surprises, May 18

May 18, 2012

The following U.S. companies reported positive surprises or matched expectations today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
NWY     NEW YORK & CO        0.00  -0.04      NM  -0.08      NM  -0.01   -0.30
BWS     BROWN SHOE CO        0.23   0.16    43.8   0.09   155.6   2.19   25.00
COSI    COSI INC            -0.02  -0.04    50.0  -0.03    33.3   0.01    1.36
PFPT    PROOFPOINT INC      -0.08     na      na  -0.12    33.3  -0.32   -2.39
PSUN    PAC SUNWEAR CAL     -0.20  -0.30    33.3  -0.29    31.0   0.11    9.32
BRCD    BROCADE COMM SYS     0.15   0.13    15.4   0.12    25.0  -0.32   -6.48
RAVN    RAVEN INDUSTRIES     1.04   0.86    20.9   0.89    16.9   4.95    8.49
ANN     ANN INC              0.58   0.51    13.7   0.51    13.7   0.83    3.21
FL      FOOT LOCKER INC      0.83   0.60    38.3   0.74    12.2   2.32    8.28
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
DCI     DONALDSON CO INC     0.46   0.40    15.0   0.43     7.0   0.47    1.44
HIBB    HIBBETT SPORTS I     0.98   0.76    28.9   0.92     6.5  -0.87   -1.56
ARUN    ARUBA NETWORKS I     0.16   0.16     0.0   0.16     0.0  -1.06   -6.93
KIRK    KIRKLAND’S INC       0.10   0.15   -33.3   0.10     0.0  -2.19  -17.04

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
# - Company reported in the late afternoon.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at at csoong@Bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@Bloomberg.net


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